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Poster: finnobrit Date: Oct 20, 2009 8:23am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: US copyright law in UK

"A movie itself may be PD, but the screenplay, or original story, may not be"

I don't think you can copyright stories can you? Names and designs perhaps, but not plots?

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Poster: skybandit Date: Oct 21, 2009 2:43am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: US copyright law in UK

Films are often based on a book or magazine story, which may be under copyright. I still have no idea why Last Man on Earth is PD, as the novel it was based on is copyrighted to this day.

This post was modified by skybandit on 2009-10-21 09:42:18

This post was modified by skybandit on 2009-10-21 09:43:17